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Chasing Blue (Canterwood Crest #2)

4.37  ·  Rating Details ·  1,930 Ratings  ·  121 Reviews
In Chasing Blue, Sasha and her horse, Charm, have proven that they’re worthy competitors for the elite Canterwood Crest equestrian team. Things are definitely looking up . . . until Sasha finds out who her riding partner for the semester is: her archnemesis, Queen Bee Heather. Not. Good. And when Heather starts spending a little too much QT with Sasha’s almost-boyfriend, J ...more
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Published March 2nd 2010 by Aladdin (first published March 24th 2009)
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Alina Seifert
May 25, 2011 Alina Seifert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a great book. The author put a lot of details about horseback riding, which is something that I love to do. For example, the author described how to prepare for a horse show and how not to be scared of the jumps and whatever else might happen. She also explained how not to be tense when riding or being near a horse because it makes a horse tense, too. I loved these details because I never knew many of the explanations that she gave.Sasha knew about participating in horse shows, but ...more
Jul 02, 2009 Ericka rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Abousolute Drama!!!!!! In a good way, first it starts out intersting then it gets rough (for the character) then BOOM! instant problem covered in absolute drama! But, the character has to find a way out of the situation right? But you won't know untill you get the next book, once you do that, you'll find out what her decision is, no matter how it pains her, or even, you. My explanatin of the book may not seem good, but, the authors words are goning to wow you. This book is absolutley WONDERFUL! ...more
Mar 08, 2017 Abby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personal response:
I really liked this book because it was about horses. I really like how Jacob treats Sasha in the beginning of the book. Just like the first book in this series, I liked it because it kept me in suspense. I also liked how Eric was a nice friend to Sash while she needed a friend.

Plot summary:
In the beginning of this book Callie, Heather, Julia, Alison, and Sasha have all their horses lined up and they race each other. Sasha got cocky and thought that she was going to win until
Kiran Galsinh
Nov 07, 2016 Kiran Galsinh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Going back home to Union is great and all but Sasha can’t wait to see her horse Charm at Canterwood. When she comes back Sasha finds out there is a new kid Eric and it happens to be that both him and Jacob like her. Only Sasha is in a on-off relationship with Jacob and her best friend Callie likes Eric. Last trimester Sasha got a C in biology and is determined to get a better grade this time and that means a lot more studying. On top of that Sasha is on the equestrian team so she has a lot more ...more
May 24, 2009 Meghan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a fun and quick YA read - I'm trying to convince myself that this is 'research' for my novel ;) Jessica is a fun person, very active on the internet, and I love supporting authors that I hear of. Her horse knowledge is right-on, the scenes are realistic, right down to the detail. I was a barn manager for my first year out of college, and have ridden since before I could walk, so I'm pretty nit-picky about horse books. This one doesn't disappoint! The only thing I haven't liked is the 'text-speak ...more
Jul 03, 2012 Carly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i LOVED it was awsome. i have fallen in LOVE with these books they are awsome. ;) i really LOVED it. it really had some sad times and some really funny times but most of all i LOVED it. ;)
Kaylea Joy
Jul 27, 2011 Kaylea Joy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: older girls
Recommended to Kaylea Joy by: Young Rider magazine
Not as good as the first one.
i really really love those books thay are the best anyone who reads these books freind me and we cam talk about them if u need help
Angel Kleist
Dec 23, 2016 Angel Kleist rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response: I think this book could have had a little less drama, but for the most part it was very good. There was alot of control over the drama and it also had a good mix of horses in it. There may have been a couple times where there were too many things at once, but it was okay.

Plot: Sasha got on the Advanced Team and has to work towards the YENT, Youth Equestrian National Riding Team. While she tries to concentrate on that, a new kid name Eric comes to the barn and they start talki
I think this is one of the best Middle Grade series I've read. It is a very realistic and relatable portrayal of life at that edge, and the story is fast-paced and exciting, with lots of ups and downs.

I like that although Heather is the "mean girl" to our MC, the reader still sees other sides to her: Her hopes and dreams, her being nice, her being a strong team mate. We also see why Heater might lash out towards Sasha and other people way at times - She feels insecure because her father puts so
Gretchen S.
Jessica Burkhart
Realistic Fiction
257 pages

Sasha Silver and her teammates are registering for a show when they bump into Jasmine. Heather and Jasmine used to ride together, but then Heather moved to Canterwood Crest. Jasmine is actually meaner than Heather, which almost isn’t possible. She plans to beat Canterwood Crest, but she doesn’t know how good they are. Sasha beats Jasmine in the first class that they are in. Jasmine got so mad that she put oil and sawdust in
Sophia M
Oct 20, 2014 Sophia M rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion the book, Canterwood Crest, Chasing Blue, written by Jessica Burkhart is a phenomenal novel of a lost girl named Sasha, who finds herself in one of the top boarding school. Sasha tries to juggle her education and her equestrian life, while fitting in with the other girls. But you have to read the first one to read the second. The reason I think this is such a good book is because the author starts off with a strong beginning of the secret Valentines party that no one knew the loca ...more
Apr 17, 2013 Art2 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chasing Blue by Jessica Burkhart is a wonderful, dramatic novel. Sasha Silver is a student at Canterwood Crest boarding school. Sasha and her horse Charm, have worked very hard to get themselves a place on Canterwood’s advanced riding team! They have both been great but then Heather Fox, Sasha’s foe, seems very needy of Sasha’s almost boyfriend! Sasha starts to think the unthinkable; Jacob (Sasha’s almost boyfriend) has turned on her. The drama starts up because Heather is also on the advanced t ...more
May 09, 2015 Chloé rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really, really love this series. Even though it is full of stereotypical horse book cliches, they are done so well that honestly I can't help but love it! The topic of boys is much more prevalent in this second installment than the first book, but I think it was done well and wasn't too overdone. The love triangle is actually written well and doesn't seem unrealistic at all! I also really appreciate the realistic storyline overall. Unlike a lot of horse books, Sasha and Charm don't win every s ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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Sasha's finally fitting in at Canterwood Crest. She wouldn't want to be anywhere else, especially since things are starting to heat up between her and Jacob. But could there be trouble in paradise?

Heather's noticed Sasha's crush and she's doing everything possible to put doubts in Sasha's head. Sasha's trying to juggle her feelings for Jacob on top of dealing with Heather, a major horse competition, school work, and helping Paige reach her dream of
Natalie Toner
Mar 12, 2015 Natalie Toner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an awesome book! At this point I'm so into the series that I can get through the book in two days. I can't wait for the next book!
Chasing blue is the second book in the canter wood crest series. Sasha comes back from winter break, and her relationship with Jacob becomes more serious, and she tries her best to put all of her focus into regionals. When that time comes Saha competes with her team.(if I said how she did that would be a spoiler) After regionals, Callie starts acting weird.
Oct 06, 2010 Dana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jenna St Hilaire
Cute and likable horse story, sort of Mean Girls meets The Saddle Club. These weren't out when I was a pre-teen, but I read every horse book the library had then, so I rather enjoyed the new spin on a beloved theme from childhood.

It ends on quite a cliffhanger for a book aimed at young girls--and here I'd thought I could expect a happy ending. Ah, well.

It's relatively clean, the horsey details are perfectly described for their target audience (girls like I was at ten or eleven: horse-crazy enoug
Nov 20, 2010 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is great it starts the day after winter break which is how the 1st one ended! Sasha is getting 2 know Jacob more when they are now partners 4 film class, but Heather is seen around the cafe with jacob! Little does Sasha know Jacob is helping Heather with math! Meanwhile regionals is coming and Sasha is so worried after she got her first F in Biology! Add a new kid, Erick that seems to like Sasha and now Callie is mad at her because she thinks Sasha likes him back! Will Sasha be able 2 ...more
Feb 13, 2011 Marg rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horses, young-adult
Light, horsie fiction. The horsie-stuff still seems rather accurate. It still shows the stereotypical boarding school attitudes and rivalries, but it still, overall, is enjoyable. The only real issue I have with this book is... the 'lingo' or 'acronyms' used that is common, these days, in texting, messaging and the likes. I just find it hard to read and some of the time I don't even know what is being said. The scary thought is - is this going to be the way literature will be transformed in to? ...more
Elizabeth Gravel
Boyfriend stealers. Enemies. Allies. All dramatic things in and out of the equine world take place in Chasing Blue. Sasha has alot to prove to Heather. Sasha has been trying to settle in, but with Heather on her back, its impossible. The way that Sasha handles everything in this book is the highlight of the story. The drama in this book is really interesting, and the bonds that Sasha tries to make and keep alive are what makes the Canterwood Crest series so sucessful and relatable too.

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Karen Arendt
Sasha competes for the Regionals while still dealing with Heather's lies and interference. Sasha begins to believe that her crush Jacob like Heather (thanks to Heather!) and a new boy, Eric, starts midyear. While this series is based on a seventh grader and has a story line about boys there is a lot of detail about horses and school (as well as the importance of studying hard). This would be appropriate for 4th or 5th grade.
Maya Gorev
Sep 30, 2011 Maya Gorev rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now that Sasha Silver and her horse Charm, have proven that there worthy competiters for the canterwood crest equestrien team, Sasha's psyched to get back to school...until self-proclaimed it girl, Queen bee, and the owner of the i'm-so-better-than-you-are-attitude, Heather Fox, is assigned as Sasha's riding partner. Not. Good. And when Heather starts spending to much QT with Sasha's almost-boyfriend Jacob the partner-ship get's put to the ultimate test.
Nov 06, 2015 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Catherine Tracy
This was a really good book, because i am in love with horses, but if your not in love with horses, it gives you the time to learn about these wonderful animals. if you dont think youll like ths book, because its about horses just give it a chance, you never know were you might find a good book. this is a wonderful book for everyonee.
May 30, 2013 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book! Heather is really funny in a mean way. I really felt for Sasha and embarrassing monuments. Jacob seems like a good guy but if he really cared about Sasha he would be able to tell when something's wrong and then be able to reassure her that nothing was going on. Again, I liked this book and can't wait for more!
Chanel Lockett
Jun 14, 2012 Chanel Lockett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely adore this book.! I couldnt stop reading it. Its got such good visuals. I can picture how everything would happen if it was real. Its just an amazing relateable teen drama. I wish there was more books.! I'm almost done with the whole series. I love these books so much, and I think every girl into horses or NOT would love this.
This series is probably perfectly positioned for horse-loving and super-girly tweens, or as an easy read for younger teens. For readers whose primary interests don't include lip gloss and jewellery, or for the 13+ readers who might find this author is trying a bit too hard to be age-relevant, there are much better horsey books out there.
May 31, 2009 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Canterwood crest series. I loved this book just as much as I loved the first one. I loved Eric, once you met him it was very predictable what was going to happen.
In the third one I hope she gets back together with Jacob.
Feb 14, 2011 Ashlyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
That now it Sasha's second year there and she has some enemys things aren't going to well. Now she's trying to be the best on the team with her competion this book was so good that i didn't want to put it down.
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Twenty-two year old Jessica Burkhart is a writer from New York City. She’s crazy about horses, lip gloss and all things pink and sparkly. Jess was an equestrian before she started writing. Now, she writes the bi-monthly Canterwood Crest series for Aladdin MIX.
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